Laurium long/short at nine-year mark

Johannesburg-based Laurium Capital, founded by Murray Winckler and Gavin Vorwerg, has reached the nine-year mark with its longest-running long/short equity fund, which has been...

Nitrogen moves into 12th year

Fund has returned a net annualised 14% since August 2006 with no negative years

Absa Africa fund makes headway

Managed by Johannesburg-based Godfrey Mwanza and Roy Mutooni, the fund is up a net 14.9% in US dollars so far this year

Idwala launches first fixed income product

Niche, black-owned, fixed income house Idwala Capital has gone live with its first fixed income hedge fund mandate, the result of an innovative joint...

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Hearn zones in with asymmetry

Kenny Hearn, who is running Cape Town-based Asymmetry A, a private hedge fund, believes there is a new wave of asset management on the...

Empiric adds South African strategies

Empiric Capital, a scientific data-driven investment firm headquartered in London and Cape Town, has successfully deployed its algorithmic strategies

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The future of asset management

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Investors cheered by double-digit gains

MSCI FM Africa Index dips 1.2% in August

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Managers lack optimism in 2nd half

Fundraising will likely slow and investor sentiment is more negative now, Preqin survey shows

Standard Bank starts prime broker to gain from hedge fund growth

Biggest African bank expects to have five clients by year end

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Paragon uses artificial intelligence

The strategy is designed to have a low correlation to other asset classes, largely driven by an evolving set of diversified trading algorithms that profit from uncorrelated market phenomena

Balanced approach pays off for Obsidian

Johannesburg-based Obsidian Capital, founded by industry veterans Royce Long and Richard Simpson, is making steady progress with its multi-asset and long/short retail investor hedge...

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Theron joins Investec to head PB operations

New senior hire has more than 20 years' industry experience, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to fast-growing business

SANNE extends reach with three senior roles

Frankish becomes operations director, while Ndlovu and De Bruin join management company team

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